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CBPS news update for March 2013

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Welcome to CBPSCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group March update. We are getting ever closer to Sunday 21 April 2013 when we are holding our Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information at Penzance. I have had a few problems so I would like anyone out there who is thinking of joining us on that Sunday with a vehicle, could you please email me on cornwallbuspresgroup@tiscali.co.uk with 1) Your details, 2) the vehicle you propose to bring along, 3) whether you want to be considered for a 'run' or 'service' on the day and 4) if yes to the previous, that you are legally able to do so. You will be issued with route maps on the day, however we will try to have 'buddies' available if required. With this information I can sort the applications and we can plan the day.  

We have moved our LeylandLeyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses in 1988 and the name finally disappeared in 1993 OlympianLeyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production  to Devon where some minor body repairs are being seen to by Roger before her MOTMinistry of Transport test. The Dennis Dart is being prepared for MOT as is our GWR liveried VR and if possible, an MOT for VR 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147! The VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz is on the road and ready to go. Let's hope that 'winter' decides to 'call it a day' before the 21st. Anyone who is available and able to lend a hand with marshalling, being a 'buddy' or can help with programme sales, please let me know.

The 2013 'friends' membership renewals are a tad slow to say the least and this may be due to the lack of newsletters sent out. However, now is the time to bombard me with your 'cash'. I will give you an update after Easter. Thank you to all 'friends' of CBPSCornwall Bus Preservation Society including Western National Preservation Group - formed by group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group